Nocturne Snow Landscape (sold)

Evening View & Windmill Lights – Nocturne Snow.

This nocturne in snow was created at that first day of snow. I started a bit too late. It gave difficulties :) A) Got dark quick – Scene changed and B) Couldn’t see color as good, so I finished it the next day.

As you can see here below, the lantern did give a bit of light, but those who have painted nocturnes before, probably know: no matter which lights, headsets, LEDs or other, seeing the colors for what they really are is just harder.  Solutions: Premix your colors + Start (really) Early. (Before the sun has set.)

I started in the blue hour, and that’s often more beautiful than the brown/back colors you’ll see quite soon after & into the night. Here the impression of The blue hour turning into night, snow and lights, plus of course the windmill in there too.

LW20-2017-Schuring-Evening-View-Windmill-Lights-and-SnowLW20 Landscape Plein air Painting
“Evening View Windmill Lights and Snow”

Roos Schuring, oil on canvas, 24 × 30 cm | 9.6″ x 11.8″
(sold)Paintings in Shop


As I started I took this photo


And this is the black night after.
A funny thing to also mention, when it gets really dark you tend to lose stuff, in the snow, but also the tubes aren’t as quickly found, making things chaotic.
But I must say, the energy I felt again, ‘just doing it’ is a great feeling. ‘Suffering’ perhaps, but it will make you feel alive, totally zoned into that moment.


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  • Salee LawrenceDecember 24, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Have so enjoyed your paintings – and inspired by your lessons. Many thank yous and a
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Looking forward to cloud studies in February.

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